Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Stock and Re-stocks. June.

New stock and re-stock list. June 2009

Undecisive God 'A Vinyl Construction' 7" - $12 Undecisive God's recent experiments with multiple turntables and prepared/broken records come to full fruition here with a release that poses questions both to the use of turntables as instruments and vinyl as a format. The music - crunchy multi-layered improvisations/processes that randomly sample small broken chunks from the original vinyl materials - is itself presented on 7" vinyl, in handmade covers reconstructed from old record covers and broken vinyl shards; each cover is different, individually numbered and an interesting one-off creation in itself. Limited edition of fifty copies from Revolution Records.

Topeng Cirebon – Tarawangsa – Sundanese music from West Java CD (Welt Musik) $32

Kath Bloom and various artists – Loving takes it’s course CD (Chapter) $26. 2 disk set. The first one features artists such as Bill Callahan, Laura Jean, Mark Kozelec, Mick Turner with Peggy Frew, Devendra Banhart, Scout Niblett , Josephine Foster, Meg Baird and others covering Kath’s songs. Disc 2 features Kath Bloom doing her versions of the songs.

Kath Bloom – Terror CD (Chapter) $25

Songs for Nao – Fourteen bands from Japan CD (Chapter) $26 Great compilation of Japanese Out pop. Features Tenniscoats, Nagisa Ni Te, Haher Shalal Hash Baz, My pal foot foot, Andersens, G.Spot hunter, etc.

Sunken – Eye Electric Organ, Brain Electric Nerve CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18 Stefan Neville (Pumice) and Antony Milton!

Swill Radio is a label run by Scott Foust, A man of many talents, and many musical projects. He is involved in Idea Fire Company, Tart, The Pickle Factory and has also been a member of the Shadow Ring. He also runs the Pineapple tapes cassette label and is a man of many great ideas. Read some of his writing at Below is some music released on the Swill Radio label. All un-compromised, beautiful music. Come in and have a listen.

Ian Middleton – Aural Spaces LP (Swill Radio) $32 Beautiful moody electronic minimalism of the highest order.

Asmus Tietchens - Teils, Teils LP (Swill Radio) $30

Idea Fire Company – The Island of taste LP (Swill Radio) $32

Idea Fire Company – Vital CD (Swill Radio) $28

Idea Fire Company – Stranded LP (Swill Radio) $30

Idea Fire Company – Anti-Natural LP (Swill Radio) $28

RLW – Early W two LP (Swill Radio) $28

Tart – Radio Orange LP (Swill Radio) $28

Tart – Bring in the Admiral (Swill Radio) $28

The Shadow Ring – I’m Some Songs (Swill Radio) $30

Moondog – The Story of Moondog LP (Honest Jon’s) $32

Moondog – More Moondog LP (Honest Jon’s) $32

Sprigs of Time – 78s from the EMI Vaults double LP (Honest Jon’s) $42

Marvelous Boy – Calypso from West Africa double LP (Honest Jon’s) $42

Cluster – Self Titled LP (4 Men With Beards) $35

Spiritual Singers – Ntsamina LP (Mississippi) $35

COB – Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart CD (Radioactive) $24

Son of Ice Woman – Tin Food CD-R $16 Oliver Hextall’s primitive synth and tape loops. In

beautiful handmade packaging.

Purple Duck – Duck Side of the moon CD (Dual Plover) $16

Vialka – Success Planetaire International CD (Dual Plover) $16

Naked On The Vague – The Bloodpressure Sessions CD (Dual Plover) $16

Mrs. Rice Corpse CD (Dual Plover) $16 What kind of government would send a lunatic artist,

whose idea of self expression is smashing amplified glass against his face, off to China to become a cultural ambassador? Australia the lucky country of coarse! And that’s’ exactly what happened to Lucas Abela (Justice Yeldham). With under two months in Beijing he formed the pick up band Rice屎Corpse, (named after the Chinese character for shit, 屎 which itself is the combination of two characters "尸" corpse and "米" rice), jammed with them four times (two of which were recorded for the album Mrs Rice) before heading off for a ten city tour of China.
A Trio of glass, drums and piano was in Lucas’s minds ear when he arrived and two completely different musicians came forward to form this unlikely band. First to be recruited for drums was Yang Yang whose antics in his own band Mafeisan has given him the reputation of being the craziest exponent of the normally conservative Beijing scene. His ultra loud out and proud personality is in stark contrast to the mild mannered and brutally shy saxophonist Li Zenghui who came to the project as pianist, cause simply put there were no suitable pianists in the city.

Jamie Fielding – Extinct LP (Dr Jim’s) $30 Pretty sure this is final copies of this amazing LP.

Artefacts of Australian experimental music 1930-1973 CD(Shamefile) $30

Muslimgauze – Sulaymaniyah CD (Staalplaat) $20

Muslimgauze – Syncophant of Purdah CD (Staalplaat) $20

Prurient – Cocaine Death CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Carlos Giffoni/Prurient – Heavy Rain Returns CD (Ideal) $27

Prurient/Kevin Drumm – All are guests in the house of the lord CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Hotogisu/Prurient – Snail on a razor CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Controlled Bleeding – Shanked and Slithering CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Diapsiquir – Pacta Daemoniarum/Crasse 2001 double CD (Hospital Productions) $30

Hair Police CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Hair Police – Obedience Cuts CD (Freedom From) $25

Zaimph – Sexual Infinity CD (Hospital Productions) $27

The New Blockaders with Thurston Moore/Jim O’Rourke – The Voloptulist CD (Hospital

Productions) $27

Jason Crumer – Ottoman Black CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Kevin Drumm – Imperial Distortion double CD (Hospital Productions) $30

Hanatarash/Runzelstirn & Girgelstock/EB.Ersonna 12” (Tochnit Aleph) $25

The Haters – Fckn Bstrds 7” (Dead Mind records) $10

Incapacitants – Box is stupid, 10 CD box set (Pica Disk) $120 Amazing 10 CD set of

Incapacitants tape releases from the 90’s. Includes 40 page book with liner notes from Jim Sauter, Yoshihide Otomo, Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai.

Hijokaidan – Polar Nights Live CD (Pica Disk) $24

Birchville Cat Motel – Gunpowder Temple of Heaven CD (Pica Disk) $24

Hild Sofie Tafjord – Kama CD (Pica Disk) $24

Jim O’Rourke – Disengage double CD (Staalplaat/Korm Plastics) $30

Zbigniew Karkowski & Damion Romero – 9 before 9 CD (Blossoming Noise) $24

Z’EV – Forward CD (Korm Plastics) $27

Z’EV – Outward CD (Korm Plastics) $27

1/3 Octave Band – Icarus CD (Humbug) $22

Pink Reason – Cleaning the Mirror CD (Stained Circles) $20

Warmer Milks – Let your friends in CD (Release the Bats) $24

QuintetAvant – En Concert á la sale des fétes CD (Editions Mego) $26

Daisuke Suzuki, Brendan Walls – Aftertaste CD (Donovan’s hands) $18

Seht – Dead Bees CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18

Dove Yellow Swans – Live during war crimes Vol. 2 CD (Release the Bats) $25

A.M. – Rag Red Reverie CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18

Dialing In – Cows in Lye CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18

Leif Elggren – 45 Minutes from underneath beds CD (Absurd) $20

New Waver – Neuters CD (Dual Plover/Spill) $16

Dachise – Sugarpath/Eager 7” (Tochnit Aleph) $12

Kevin Blechdom – Children’s Suite 7” and CD (Dual Plover) $16

Alps/Frase + Bri Lathe cut 7” (Shrieksounds) $10

Raccoo-oo-oon – Behold secret kingdom CD (Release the bats) $24

Raccoo-oo-oon – CD (Release the Bats) $24

Wet Hair – Dream CD (Release the Bats) $24

Compact listen – VA CD $18 Great NZ compilation featuring Rosy Parlane, Tim Coster & Nigel

Wright, A.M., The Futurians, Stefan Neville, Greg Malcolm and others.

A.Wallace and Tom Hall – Transcendental Gang Bang CD-R $10 New ten buck gold nugget from this psyched Melbourne duo.

A.Wallace and Tom Hall – Infinity Computer CD-R $10 Dig the genius hand drawn artwork on

the disk.

A.Wallace and Tom Hall – Fuckscape in Dreamville CD-R $10

Tom Hall – Liquefying Clouds CD-R $10

Penguins 3”CD $8

Bunyip Moon CD-R $20

Pronoun CD-R - $20

Vincent over the sink – Lathe 7” $12 Feature’s Christopher Schueler and Matthew Hopkins from

Naked on the Vague. Handmade cover by Christopher Schueler.

Volvox – The Damage begins at the mouth CD (Dual Plover) $16

Volvox – Egg Pluto Pup CD (Dual Plover) $18 Special blue and white screenprinted cover!

Free Choice/Mental Powers split 7” (5th Column) $11

Pink Reason – Winona 7”(Woodsist) $12

Deaf Wish – Deaf News 7”(Stained Circles) $10

Clockcleaner – Skinheaded lady 7” (Stained Circles) $10

The Stabs – Split Lips 7” (Stained Circles) $10

Dave E. & the cool marriage counselors – Searching through Sears 7”(Christmas pet records) $12

Solo tracks of incredible, unique clarity by one-time Electric Eels frontman Dave McManus, stripped of the trappings of a proto-punk band but finding ways to impact a similarly unsteady, leering quality about them. These have been sitting on cassette tapes for close to 30 years, but the statements therein are so complete and timeless that any generation is lucky to have them. “Searching Through Sears” is easily my new favorite song, one which I played six times in a row just now before writing this. Dave plays sax, rhythm guitar and xylophone, singing about the way Cleveland’s suburbs had turned into an unshifting tableau of chain stores and restaurants, and sarcastically “searching for values”throughout these establishments, the xylophone ratcheting up the demented proceedings to an unparalleled, half-insane glee. Side two’s tracks “Love Meant to Die” and “Psychology 101” cover being broken-hearted in similarly bent approaches, with the former nothing more than Dave in the studio at WCSB (or WRUW, I guess), singing these jazzbo lyrics a capella, crime stories about how his woman’s dooming him to the grave. It’s as captivating and terrifying as when I heard this about one year ago in a living room in North Philly, and it’s stuck with me since. McManus wears the tortured, antisocial Ohio genius mantle as well as anyone who’s ever donned it, and is luckily still with us should he choose to tell us more. 500 copies, no info, good luck. Dusted review.

The Holy Modal Rounders – 1 & 2 CD (Fantasy) $28 The worlds first “Indie” folk band. East

Village idiots. These songs will change your life.

The Holy Modal Rounders ... Bound to lose DVD (Badbird) $35

Sumatran Folk Cinema DVD (Sublime Frequencies) $35 Sumatra. Sumatra. So close..... yet so far. Incredible real life music and art captured on video by Mark Gergis and Alan Bishop.

Daisies DVD (Facets) $41 Czech new wave masterpiece made by Vera Chytlova in 1966.

Sweet Movie DVD (Criterion) $46 Dusan Makavejev is like an intellectual Jodorowski. Definitely a king of the European “Out” cinema. Sweet Movie, full of unenlighted lunacy, is not really a film at all. It is a social disease. - Jay Cocks, 1975

Negative Guest List fanzine #1 $6 Brisbane punk fanzine features interviews and articles on The

Hospitals, Der T.P.K, Castings, Daniel Striped Tiger.

Distort fanzine - #22 Cult Hardcore Punk $5 Local zine. Mostly reviews. Home made punk t-shirts feature.

White Fungus Magazine #8 $14 NZ mag features an article Smegma + art and NZ history.

White Fungus Magazine #9 $14 Annea Lockwood, Dead C, Greg Malcolm, John Weise.
Portraits from life by David Collier. (Drawn & Quarterly books) $18 Short Graphic stories by the amazing David Collier.

Hamilton Sketchbook by David Collier (Drawn & Quarterly books) $20 Just what it says.

Winsor McCay Early works VI (Checker Book Publishing) $20

The Head of Vitus Bering – Konrad Bayer (Rigmarol Books, Australia 1979) $12

Please Listen I have something to tell you about what is by Chris Johanson (Damiani Books) $45 Chris Johanson is a painter from Portland Oregon. His style is outsider and comical. I first saw his work on the cover of the very fine “Last Kind Words” compilation on Mississippi records and have loved his work ever since. 1 copy in stock. Very cheap.

Between You and Me – Poems by Amber Fresh $15 Great poems, written and read easily. By a young Perth writer with a big crush on Bukowski.

The & Files by Paul Foss (IMA Publications) $20 Modelled after a famed sci-fi TV series, The &-Files gathers a covert body of documents following the long and often controversial career of Art & Text, one of the landmark contemporary art magazines of the 1980s and 1990s. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 by Paul Taylor (1957–92), who quickly moved to New York to make his mark as an art critic, the magazine became one of a handful of international art magazines that succeeded in capturing the turmoil and passing brilliance of those postmodern years. Narrated through the eyes and ears of its longtime publisher and editor, Paul Foss, The &-Files comprises an open letter, a lengthy interview, two questionnaires, and other commentaries and bibliographies, offering an insider’s account of the extraordinary advantages and pitfalls of publishing an art magazine. Co-published by Whale and Star, Florida.

Hany Armanious - Morphic Resonance Book (IMA publishing) $35 Sydney sculptor Hany Armanious makes formally diverse work, marked by its perverse conflation of opposing values. He morphs high-minded modernist formalism into hippy neo-paganism, confuses Scandanavian modernism with Arabian bazaar kitsch, and short circuits Bauhaus 'intelligent design' with Christian fundamentalist 'intelligent design' and Raelian 'intelligent design'. His work exploits our tendency to make links between things which resemble one another in form, material, function and process. He makes bogus analogies, sometimes with the seriousness of a conspiracy theorist, other times with prankster humour. There is a perversity to his project—sometimes he seems intent on elaborating some 'big picture' cosmology, at other times on scrambling the sensible. His underlying point is, however, phenomenological, pointing to our turns of mind. Our new monograph on Armanious surveys his work over the last decade or so, and features substantial new essays by Robert Leonard and Jason Markou. Jointly published with City Gallery Wellington.

Beep... Crackle... Contemporary Art from the middle of nowhere Book (IMA publishing) $30 Crackle showcases the work of seventeen contemporary Australian artists: James Angus, Kate Benyon, Pat Brassington, A Constructed World, Michael Doolan, Fiona Foley, Marco Fusinato, Simryn Gill, Andrew Hurle, Mathew Jones, Danius Kesminas, Callum Morton, Patricia Piccinini, Tim Silver, Ricky Swallow, Louise Weaver, and Ah Xian. It includes short essays on each artist by Stuart Koop and lots of pictures. Crackle has been supported by a grant from the Besen Foundation.

Chris Marker OWLS AT NOON PRELUDE: The Hollow Men by Adrian Martin and Raymond Bellour Book (IMA publishing) $11 A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker's portentous video installation Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour.

Many more new and Second hand Books, Records, CD’s, Cassettes and DVD’s in store now. Give me a bell if you don’t see it on the list and you’re looking for it. I’m also buying second hand and always looking for new stuff. Contact me on

Coming up! Instore performance on the 26th of June at 6pm. Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn